The Story of Grandpa and the Panther
This is Grandpa Ingalls.
Pa tells a story in which Grandpa is hunted by a panther on his way home from town. Grandpa shoots the panther.
Which lead me to some questions about taxonomy. It's likely that Grandpa saw a cougar, which are common enough in North America. They are not normally black, though. There is no follow up as to what happened to the body. If I shot a jaguar that had been stalking me, I would get it stuffed and then have a large black cat to pet. I imagine it was beautiful, plus it was over a 100 years ago so that cat was probably huge!
Oh, and Laura asks "How does a panther scream" and Pa replied "like a woman." I have no words for that.